Niger Delta oil spills dwarf BP, Exxon Valdez catastrophes | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Niger Delta oil spills dwarf BP, Exxon Valdez catastrophes

The Nigerian government estimates there were over 7,000 spills, large and small, between 1970 and 2000, according to the BBC. That is approximately 300 spills a year, and some spills have been leaking for years.

Vast swathes of the Delta are covered with tar and stagnant lakes of crude.

By some estimates, over 13 million barrels of oil have spilled into the Delta. That’s the equivalent of one Exxon Valdez spill every year for 40 years, according to The Independent.

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